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June 2012 Blog Posts (57)

How to Help an Older Adult Age in Place

Nell Bernstein caring.com

The great majority of older adults say they'd prefer to live out their days in their own home. For many, this desire is so strong that they’ll insist on staying in the face of what seems to be an impossible situation.

But even as a friend or relative begins to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why the Doctor Sometimes Talks to the Caregiver Instead of the Patient

Dear Dr. K,

Why do…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

F.D.A. Hearing to Focus on Replacement Hips

Barry Meier for the New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration will start a two-day hearing on Wednesday meant to help doctors find ways to better monitor the risks posed by all-metal replacement hips.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Women, Aging and Economic Growth

Michael Hodin for the huffington post

 

Last week, when President Obama went down to sunny Cabo for the G20, he missed an opportunity to show the world how the lessons from the women's movement can solve the world's growing economic woes. Obama could have argued that, just as the women's movement helped grow the American economy in unprecedented ways in the 20th century,…

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Better Ways to Make Your Wishes Known

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Abuse of elderly a silent epidemic demanding attention

Daily Sun Editorial

When it comes domestic troubles, most people focus on the littlest victims -- children -- and how to prevent them from being abused or neglected.

But as we reported last Sunday, the elderly among us are also victims of not only abuse but financial exploitation, especially…

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An apple a day may help fight obesity

Denis And Yulia Pogostins

A compound found in apple peels may help fight…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The 3 Bs of healthy aging: brains, bone belly

By Sheah Rarback for the miamiherald.com

We tackle the external signs of aging with lotions, dyes and other cosmetic tactics, but pampering the insides is just as important. Eating nutritious foods and staying physically active are the keys to health and vitality. Taking care of the three…

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Unafraid of Aging

By Karen Pennar for nytimes


The signal public health achievement of the 20th century was the increase of the human life span. Now, as that achievement helps raise the proportion of the aged around the world, what once seemed an unalloyed blessing is too often regarded as a burden — a financial…

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The Complex Relationship Between Muscle And Bone: Findings Could Identify People At Higher Risk For Falls And Fractures

Researchers have long been aware that the progressive loss of muscle mass and bone density is a natural part of aging. But little work has investigated how muscle tissue affects the inner and outer layers of bone microstructure. A Mayo Clinic study looked at skeletal muscle mass and bone health across the life span and discovered distinct differences in how muscle affects the two layers of bone in men and women. The findings are published in the Journal of Bone & Mineral…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 26, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Weight Gain in Some Older Women

PORTLAND, Ore., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Older women with insufficient levels of Vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online today in the Journal of Women's Health. The study of more than 4,600 women ages 65 and…

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Elder fraud hurts more than just the elderly

Jun. 25, 2012 Washington, DC - Scamming the elderly is a multibillion-dollar industry, and adult children are often prevented from stopping it by the privacy laws intended to protect the victims.(AP)…

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Dealing With Mid-Life Aging and Loss May Lead to Eating Disorders in Women

(PRWEB) June 24, 2012

A study featured on CBS News (June 21, CBS News:http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7412408n) reports that 62 percent of women 50 and older say weight negatively impacts them, 13 percent of these women have eating disorders, and eight percent purge…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 25, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Age no obstacle to good nutrition

By Sally Santora via thelcn.com

How does apricot pork loin, scalloped potatoes, brussel sprouts and cherry pie sound like for lunch? Maybe you prefer something lighter? How about egg salad sandwich, macaroni salad, tomato and cucumber salad and a cream puff? This is just an example of the meals offered by Livingston County’s Senior Nutrition Program.

Good nutrition is…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Aging In Place Center Uses Xbox Technology To Keep Seniors Safe

Ann Brenoff for the huffington post

Vernon and Jeanne Barr, ages 96 and 89 respectively, are guinea pigs of sorts. They are part of a scientific experiment that uses video gaming technology -- the same technology used in Xbox game system to be exact -- to detect the onset of illness and protect seniors against falls.

The couple has lived in the TigerPlace…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Project Lifesaver to help families track missing loved ones

 It’s an all-too-frequent scenario families never want to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 21, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Healthy Muscle Mass Linked to Healthy Bones, but There Are Gender Differences

ScienceDaily (June 20, 2012) — Researchers have long been aware that the progressive loss of muscle mass and bone density is a natural part of aging. But little work has investigated how muscle tissue affects the inner and outer layers of bone microstructure. A Mayo Clinic study looked at skeletal muscle mass and bone health across the life span and discovered…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 21, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why does music 'wake' some coma patients?

After suffering a brain hemorrhage, 7-year-old Charlotte Neve slipped into a coma. The British girl was unconscious for several days and doctors feared she wouldn’t recover. Her…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 21, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Influenza Prevention Initiative to Focus on Older Adults this Upcoming Flu Season

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Older Adults Most Vulnerable to Influenza and Related Complications; Vaccination Options for Adults 65 and Older Available this…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly

By Leland Kim via healthcanal.com

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Loneliness — the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation — can creep in and cause suffering to people at any age. But it can be especially debilitating to older adults and may predict serious…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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